Ammendment to the Constitution

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  1. Whitefeather
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    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc..

    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

    A new ammendment:

    Congressional Reform Act

    1. Term Limits.

    12 years only, one of the possible options below..

    A. Two Six-year Senate terms
    B. Six Two-year House terms
    C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

    2. No Tenure / No Pension.

    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

    4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

    5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of C PI or 3%.

    6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void when the new ammendment is introduced into the constitution

    The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

    Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

    If you agree with this spread the word.
     
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    BS. The ones that took that little time were in Congress's best interest.

    ERA anyone? Oh wait ... that never has passed, has it ...
     
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    Amending the Constitution to achieve trivial goals is always a bad idea. The Founding Fathers realized that and offered us the option to change congress every two years, the senate every 6 years and the president every 4 years. If you don't like the way the Country is going change the government. It's easier and less permanent than amending the Constitution. The so-called "equal rights amendment" is about 40 years old and people still don't want it.
     

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